WPA State Referee Advanced Clinic – Feb 16 & 17

Referees, Assignors, Mentors and Club Administrators, the State Referee Committee of Western Pennsylvania is sponsoring an Advanced Clinic and Referee Workshop.

Please see below for many more details!

When:          February 16th          9am-4pm     Advanced Clinics

                    February 17th          9am-2pm      Referee Workshop

Location:     DoubleTree by Hilton

                   Pittsburgh Green Tree

                   500 Mansfield Avenue

Cost: Both Days   $20 includes lunch both days

          Single Day   $10 includes lunch


  • Paul Tamberino, Director of Referee Development
  • CJ Morgante: FIFA Assistant Referee
  • Chris Penso: FIFA Referee
  • Tori Penso: National Referee

This is an excellent opportunity to gather information for yourself and your referees. Saturday is more advanced, but everyone can learn. Sunday is a workshop which will be geared to our newer referees, please encourage your younger referees in your club to attend. Sunday is also an excellent opportunity for you as an assignor or administrator to take information back to your club to train referees.

Topics to be covered on Saturday:

Ø    Offside

Ø    Reading body language

Ø    Fouls and misconduct

Ø    Managing difficult players/coaches and referee crew

Ø    Fitness/Professionalism/ Use of Social Media

Ø    Positioning


Topics to be covered on Sunday:

Ø    Preparing for the game

Ø    How do I handle situations that arise before/during and after the game

Ø    Assignors

Ø    Upgrading opportunities and requirements

Ø    Adult game vs. Youth game

Ø    What should we be teaching and training our referees

Ø    What is a foul? What is Serious foul play, Violent conduct

Ø    ABUSE: How do we stop and why we must report it.

Ø    Being a mentor


Please make every effort to attend! We Want to See YOU There!

To register, please log into your Game Officials account. Go to COURSES > REFEREE COURSES > And choose the appropriate Course”

          Advance Clinic Saturday only     #28658

          Advanced Clinic                        #28659

          Advanced Clinic Sunday only     #28662


Deadline to sign up is 10 February 2019

Please visit our web site, for any other information and to stay up to date on events, information and news.

WPA State Referee Committee